Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae
Wild, H. (1961)
Elatinaceae FZ 1(2)
Description of the family
Herbs or low shrubs. Stipules present, paired. Leaves opposite or whorled, simple. Flowers small, axillary, solitary or in small cymes, fascicles or whorled clusters, bisexual, actinomorphic. Sepals 3-5. Petals 3-5(-6). Stamens as many as or twice as many as the sepals; anthers 2-thecous. Ovary superior, 3-5-locular, multiovulate; styles 2-5, free. Fruit a septicidal capsule. Seeds without endosperm.
Worldwide: 2 genera and 34 species, mainly tropical, some temperate.
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Other sources of information about Elatinaceae:Flora of Zimbabwe
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Elatinaceae
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Stefaan Dondeyne 2007-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Dondeyne, S.
. Flora of Mozambique: Family page: Elatinaceae.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=80, retrieved 20 May 2013